Nikole Mckibben - Daily Lobo
The presidential election results may have more of an effect on New Mexico than many may think.
Sarah Lazare - Alternet
The Overseas Contingency Operations fund allows the military to sidestep budget caps and political debate.
Staff Writers - Space Daily
The US Air Force's unmanned X-37B space plane has now spent more than 500 days orbiting the Earth, without statement or explanation.
Joshua Holland - The Nation
Just as past public policies created the racial wealth gap, current policy widens it.
Noah Smith - Bloomberg
At the Republican convention in Cleveland, billionaire investor and entrepreneur Peter Thiel introduced two bold new ideas to his conservative audience.
Lindsay Koshgarian - New York Times
In “A Better, Not Fatter, Defense Budget” (editorial, May 9), you hint at but do not fully disclose the extent to which a Pentagon run amok shortchanges our way of life.
Mark Karlin - Buzzflash at Truthout
In the absence of newly declared war, how would the military-industrial complex prosper without terrorism?
Eric Pianin - Fiscal Times
Billionaire Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has boasted that, if elected, he would spend whatever it takes to rebuild the U.S. military and make short work of the ISIS terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
Wahab Raofi - Huffington Post
“Peace is at hand.” Americans of a certain age will remember the phrase. It was spoken by U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in 1972, in reference to the war in Vietnam. Today, I can with the same degree of confidence say that peace is at hand in Afghanistan.
Mark Karlin - BuzzFlash at Truthout
The US empire strikes back with a permanent global military presence that enriches corporations while decimating lives.